EVANSDALE -- A man was taken to the hospital with injuries after the pickup he was driving rear-ended a semi and he was pinned inside.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office was called to mile marker 66 on Interstate 380 westbound for a two-vehicle collision just before noon Thursday.

Deputies say Daniel Espenschied, 31, of Huntington, W.V., was driving a 1997 Ford F-350 truck loaded with two new cars on a trailer above his truck when he rear-ended a 2011 Kenilworth tractor trailer being driven by Thomas Brown, 62, of Somerset, Wis.

The impact caused one of the cars Espenschied was hauling to roll off the top of the trailer and onto the back of the semi. Another car also rolled off and ended up in the roadway. Both sustained major damage.

Espenschied was pinned inside his vehicle as a result of the crash and had to be extricated, according to authorities. He was conscious and talking to officials. He was taken by ambulance to Covenant Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Brown was uninjured. No other vehicles were involved.

The interstate was snow-covered and slick at the time of the crash.

The sheriff's office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Raymond Fire and Evansdale Police, Fire and Ambulance.


Multimedia Reporter

Multimedia Reporter at The Courier

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